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Coconut Flour [moved from General Chowhounding board]

nmurawsk Mar 20, 2010 03:29 PM

I've had a hankering for all things coconut these days and have gotten my hands on some coconut flour. Tonight I plan on doing a simple flour dredge and cooking in a little oil. Does anyone have any other suggestions on what to do?? I did a search on the board and didn't come up with much. Both savory and sweet ideas welcome.

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  1. Olivia RE: nmurawsk Mar 20, 2010 05:28 PM

    I bought coconut flour (@ Bulk Barn) a long time ago, and it came with a recipe for cookies, that I found here: http://www.veggienumnums.com/2009/10/... (Caveat: I've never made the cookies on account of the 4 eggs.


    I've also used the flour in a slurry to thicken curries.

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    1. re: Olivia
      Olivia RE: Olivia Mar 20, 2010 05:42 PM

      So, doing more Googling, and finding that alot of the recipes online are from a book called "Cooking with Coconut Flour." Not sure if it's required due to the nature of coconut flour, but this guy's baked goods all call for staggering quantities of eggs...

      This page has quite a few recipes: http://www.tiana-coconut.com/coconut_...

      1. re: Olivia
        maxie RE: Olivia Mar 20, 2010 06:53 PM

        I have yet to bake with coconut flour, but recall that it requires more liquid than other flours, and many recipes require many eggs. I believe the eggs are necessary if you are baking without the addition of a gluten-laden flour and provide both structure and moisture.

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      nmurawsk RE: nmurawsk Mar 21, 2010 04:23 PM

      So I did a basic dredge with chicken cutlets and cooked in a little olive oil. Pretty nice, slightly different texture than regular flour. It had a very subtle sweetness but was a little bland. Next time I might season the flour and/or chicken with some ground ginger and possibly a pinch of cayenne.

      1. Chocolatechipkt RE: nmurawsk Mar 22, 2010 07:12 AM

        Wilderness Family Naturals has some recipes on its site, along with some ideas for how to sub. coconut flour in other recipes: http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.c...

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